Attendees will learn: (1) What makes product liability different from general litigation; (2) The kinds of damages commonly sought (other than just physical injury); (3) The elements of liability for each type of product liability claim; (4) Various kinds of strict product liability; (5) The ten rules of product liability; (6) How defense lawyers and insurers evaluate and defend product liability claims (information needed by both plaintiff and defense attorneys); (7) Class actions and mass tort claim management; and (8) The future of product liability.
Key topics to be discussed:
Top trial techniques and strategies
Comparative fault issues in product liability
Liability of component part manufacturers and how it relates to the liability of ultimate manufacturers
Statutes of repose and statutes of limitation
Date / Time: February 5, 2021
Closed-captioning available upon request
Brett Godfrey | Godfrey|Johnson P.C.
Brett Godfrey is a 33-year veteran trial who has tried more than 100 cases to verdict throughout the United States. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering and substantial training in physiology and human factors. He frequently lectures on trial tactics, the use of technology and case management methodologies. He is also a former Air Force Officer, a pilot, an author, and a motivational speaker.
I. An overview of product liability | 2:00pm – 2:15pm II. The eight most common claims for relief | 2:15pm – 2:30pm III. When the focus is on the product and when it is on the manufacturer | 2:30pm – 2:45pm IV. Special factors, including insurance coverage issues and adverse president | 2:45pm – 3:00pm V. Case planning and case management | 3:00pm – 3:15pm VI. Legal trends in product liability | 3:15pm – 3:30pm VII. Government agency involvement | 3:30pm – 3:45pm VIII. Class actions and mass tort claims | 3:45pm – 4:00pm